Moorabbin Airport facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMoorabbin Airport
Harry Hawker Airport
|King Island Airlines plane at Moorabbin|
|IATA: MBW – ICAO: YMMB|
|Operator||Moorabbin Airport Corporation|
|Location||Mentone, Victoria, Australia|
|Elevation AMSL||50 ft / 15 m|
|Source: Enroute Supplement Australia from Airservices Australia|
Moorabbin (Harry Hawker) Airport (IATA: MBW, ICAO: YMMB) is an airport for light aircraft located in Mentone, Victoria, Australia. The airport is a suburb, with its own postcode 3194. The airport opened in December 1949. It was going to be called "Mentone" but this was too similar to the then French airport Menton. The name Cheltenham was too similar to the UK airport Gloucester/Cheltenham. The name comes from the nearby suburb of Moorabbin, Victoria. Moorabbin Airport is the third busiest airport in Australia by aircraft movements.
Moorabbin Airport has five intersecting runways, an air museum, helicopter terminals, a control tower and several flight training facilities. Moorabbin Airport serves the general aviation needs for the south-eastern of Melbourne and King Island.
The nearest train station is Cheltenham, about 3 km (1.9 mi) from the airport.
Bus services run along Centre Dandenong Rd at the northern boundary connecting to a number of rail stations including Hampton, Highett and Dandenong. Nearest freeway is Eastlink about 6 km (3.7 mi) to the east.
Airlines and destinations
- King Island Airlines: King Island
In 2006 Moorabbin Airport was named "Australian Regional Airport of the Year"
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